Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Nature & Landscapes 
Thread started 13 Dec 2013 (Friday) 16:32
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Starry Night Landscapes and Meteor

 
stephen.shelley
Member
Avatar
187 posts
Likes: 13
Joined Feb 2012
Location: Homestead, Florida
     
Dec 13, 2013 16:32 |  #1

Got up at 2:00 AM to try and photograph the Geminid Meteor Shower out in Everglades National Park. The skies were very active and I must have observed over a hundred meteors but had a hard time actually capturing one on camera. They were either not in the frame or to faint. Only managed to capture one small meteor, but liked the image it created.

I also shot a few long exposures and painted with my flashlight while I was out there. May try again tomorrow morning.

IMAGE: http://www.stephenshelleyphotography.com/photoblog/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/M66A6463-e1386971813299.jpg

IMAGE: http://www.stephenshelleyphotography.com/photoblog/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/M66A6482-e1386971882460.jpg

IMAGE: http://www.stephenshelleyphotography.com/photoblog/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/M66A6480-e1386971851757.jpg

Everglades, Big Cypress, Florida Keys Photography www.stephenshelleyphot​ography.com (external link)
Canon 5D iii | EF Canon 24-105 f/4L | EF-S Canon 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 | EF Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS ii | Canon 1.4x III, 2x III Teleconverters | Lightning Trigger | Slik PRO 700DX | Lowepro Flipside 400| Pelican Case 1454 | Snake Boots| Canon T2i

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
KLR-VA0501
Member
Avatar
158 posts
Likes: 59
Joined Feb 2012
     
Dec 14, 2013 09:17 |  #2

I like them all but with the last shot, I think you may have had the flashlight on a little too long.


Ken
Canon EOS 6D | EF 16-35 f/4L | EF 24-105 f/4L | EF 70-200 f/4L II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
FreeSoul1987
Senior Member
497 posts
Gallery: 14 photos
Likes: 370
Joined Jul 2012
Location: Southern Indiana
     
Dec 14, 2013 09:27 |  #3

I like the last best, boardwalk looks as if it is glowing.


*Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*
www.FreeSoulPhotograph​y.smugmug.com (external link)
Gear: Canon T2i, 430EX II flash, Tamron 18-270mm VC PZD II, Canon 18-55mm lens, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
hawaiiboy
Goldmember
1,904 posts
Gallery: 61 photos
Likes: 1007
Joined Mar 2009
Location: North Vancouver, BC
     
Dec 15, 2013 01:21 |  #4

Great shots....I really love the last one.


https://www.flickr.com​/gp/hawaiiboy/6V74P7 (external link)
https://www.instagram.​com/hawaiiboy59/ (external link)
Kevin

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
bps
Cream of the Crop
7,607 posts
Likes: 404
Joined Mar 2007
Location: California
     
Dec 15, 2013 23:01 |  #5

First and foremost, these are some wonderful photographs! If I had to offer a suggestion for improvement, it would be to use a little less light painting in the last one. Don't get me wrong, its still a great image, but a little less light would add a feeling of mystery (and intrigue) to the image.

Thanks for sharing your work!
Bryan


My Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
my ­ daughters ­ dad
Member
147 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Jul 2013
     
Dec 15, 2013 23:58 |  #6

Looks great




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
stephen.shelley
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
Avatar
187 posts
Likes: 13
Joined Feb 2012
Location: Homestead, Florida
     
Dec 16, 2013 11:05 |  #7

KLR-VA0501 wrote in post #16526526 (external link)
I like them all but with the last shot, I think you may have had the flashlight on a little too long.

bps wrote in post #16530600 (external link)
First and foremost, these are some wonderful photographs! If I had to offer a suggestion for improvement, it would be to use a little less light painting in the last one. Don't get me wrong, its still a great image, but a little less light would add a feeling of mystery (and intrigue) to the image.

Thanks for sharing your work!
Bryan

On the last image my flashlight was to powerful to effectively control the painting. The beam was also a bright/bluish white hue. I only briefly flashed the boardwalk for approximately 1 second and it still caused it to almost be blown out in the photo. The boardwalk was itself a light grey color made of plastic instead of wood. This also caused it to reflect more light and appear brighter. Next time I will bring a more subtle flashlight that will allow me to better control the application of light into the scene.


Everglades, Big Cypress, Florida Keys Photography www.stephenshelleyphot​ography.com (external link)
Canon 5D iii | EF Canon 24-105 f/4L | EF-S Canon 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 | EF Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS ii | Canon 1.4x III, 2x III Teleconverters | Lightning Trigger | Slik PRO 700DX | Lowepro Flipside 400| Pelican Case 1454 | Snake Boots| Canon T2i

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
florianfrance
Member
114 posts
Joined Mar 2013
Location: france
     
Dec 16, 2013 15:17 |  #8

great shots




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
lhoy
Senior Member
Avatar
948 posts
Gallery: 59 photos
Best ofs: 4
Likes: 334
Joined Aug 2010
Location: Fort Davis, Texas
     
Dec 16, 2013 20:30 |  #9

Just do some dodging on the boardwalk and boom there you go!


http://www.tourbigbend​.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
tmcman
Goldmember
Avatar
4,409 posts
Gallery: 9 photos
Likes: 55
Joined Apr 2007
Location: NJ
     
Dec 18, 2013 11:55 |  #10

Interesting. Thanks.


Comments, Questions, Observations Welcome
Fuji X-T2, 18-55mm, Gitzo 1541 w/ Markins M10 ballhead.
"Art always shows itself by doing much with few and simple things." Arthur Wesley Dow

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

2,283 views & 0 likes for this thread
Starry Night Landscapes and Meteor
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Nature & Landscapes 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is dtjones1987
923 guests, 245 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.